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  1. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       02 Mar 2016 #1

    Blinking Cursor line before Windows starts


    Hey guys, I installed an extra HDD, but after that every time I boot up I have this black screen with blinking cursor line for ages before Windows start. I actually counted how many times it blinks lol.....178 times.

    I checked in the bios settings to see if it is set to start with the correct HDD, and it is. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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  2. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,358
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       03 Mar 2016 #2

    If you remove the HDD, does the problem go away?
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  3. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       03 Mar 2016 #3

    Ztruker said: View Post
    If you remove the HDD, does the problem go away?
    I'm not sure, will try that later on. Thanks for the reply. I will let you know.
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  4. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       05 Mar 2016 #4

    Ztruker said: View Post
    If you remove the HDD, does the problem go away?
    I just removed the HDD, and yes then the problem goes away. What can I do?
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  5. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,957
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       05 Mar 2016 #5

    You can try repairing the boot sector with Start-up repair if you have made the system repair disk(now called recovery drive): Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Recovery

    Recovery Drive - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Or better, if you have Macrium Reflect installed use the bootable USB and repair from that(it works much much better and reliably)
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  6. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       05 Mar 2016 #6

    TheBull said: View Post
    I just removed the HDD, and yes then the problem goes away. What can I do?
    Thanks. I am downloading Macrium Reflect now. Never used it before, but will give it a shot. I will let you know on the results.
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  7. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       05 Mar 2016 #7

    Cliff S said: View Post
    You can try repairing the boot sector with Start-up repair if you have made the system repair disk(now called recovery drive): Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Recovery

    Recovery Drive - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Or better, if you have Macrium Reflect installed use the bootable USB and repair from that(it works much much better and reliably)
    I repaired the boot sector with Macrium Reflect, but it made no difference however.
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  8. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,957
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       06 Mar 2016 #8

    TheBull said: View Post
    I repaired the boot sector with Macrium Reflect, but it made no difference however.
    Are both disk's partitioned the same? I mean are both GPT(not one GPT + one MBR) to make use of UEFI?
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  9. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       06 Mar 2016 #9

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Are both disk's partitioned the same? I mean are both GPT(not one GPT + one MBR) to make use of UEFI?
    Disk management looks like this.....
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Capture.PNG  
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  10. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,957
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       06 Mar 2016 #10

    Right click (on both) the Disk #(example Disk 0) open properties, volumes tab:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Screenshot (46).png 
Views:	6 
Size:	1.28 MB 
ID:	67974

    and it will show you your partitioning type:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Image 002.png 
Views:	29 
Size:	13.8 KB 
ID:	67976

    Both disks should be the same type.
    ***notice the disk numbers in both shots***
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Image 001.png 
Views:	28 
Size:	14.0 KB 
ID:	67977
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